Solid Particle Erosion

Occurrence, Prediction and Control

  • Ilmar Kleis
  • Priit Kulu

About this book


Solid Particle Erosion: Occurrence, Prediction and Control collects together the work of more than 130 industrially-supported research projects conducted over 50 years on erosion at the Tallinn Technical University, Estonia (now the Tallinn University of Technology), much of which is previously unpublished in English.

Providing a systematic review of erosion caused by solid particles, Solid Particle Erosion: Occurrence, Prediction and Control also introduces a new energetic theory of erosion by plastic contact, based on theories of plastic contact and brittle behaviour models for composite structures.

Materials engineers, researchers and students will find Solid Particle Erosion: Occurrence, Prediction and Control a valuable resource on erosion wear mechanisms, with extensive data on erosive wear resistance of conventional steels, powder materials and coatings, criteria for erosive wear-resistant material and coating selection, and case studies on improving the erosion resistance of industrial equipment.


Erosion Wear Mechanisms Wear Protection Wear-resistant Materials and Coatings composite development

Authors and affiliations

  • Ilmar Kleis
    • 1
  • Priit Kulu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MechatronicsTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-028-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-029-2
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